Upcoming Homestand Promotions 4-22-14
Hey Keys Fans,
I hope all of you are enjoying your Tuesday, and are all excited for the start of another SEVEN GAME HOMESTAND beginning tomorrow night! It will be the Keys first look at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, who are red-hot entering Wednesday night’s action. The Birds pace the Carolina League with 12 victories, and have taken five in a row.
The good news, is that the Keys are coming off an excellent roadtrip. Frederick claimed five of seven against Winston-Salem and Carolina, which included a three-game sweep of the Dash at BB&T Ballpark. It marked the first time the Keys had broomed an opponent on the road since May 5, 2013 (when they accomplished the feat at Carolina).
Other news and notes from the Trip:
- Glynn Davis saw his hitting streak end at 11 games, after being held hitless in game one of last Wednesday’s doubleheader at Carolina. Over the streak, he hit .458 with four doubles, a triple and eight RBIs. It is the second-longest streak in the CL this season (Carolina’s Erik Gonzalez leads the way with an active 14-game hitting streak)
- After a tough start, the bullpen found its footing. From game two of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Dash until Sunday afternoon, Keys bullpen arms went 13 straight innings without allowing a run
- Brady Wager became the first member of the Keys to reach two wins on the season. On Monday, Matt Taylor followed suit, tossing five innings of three-run baseball against the Mudcats
- This season Frederick has done very well on the road. The club has won 7 of the 11 games it has played away from Harry Grove Stadium (tied for the second-most road wins in the CL)
- Newcomer Lucas Herbst has gotten off to a strong start. Since being promoted from Low-A Delmarva, the California native is hitting .353 (6-for-17) with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base.
Lastly one injury note concerning the Keys. On Monday, Brenden Webb was placed on the seven-day disabled with a right-shoulder sprain. The Orioles have not made a corresponding move yet, so at the moment Frederick’s roster is one short of the league limit (24).
Outside of baseball, the upcoming homestand will feature a ton of terrific promotions.
Things get kicked off on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with a Flying Dog Beer Pairing Dinner in the Mattress Warehouse Club. For only $41 dollars you’ll get a terrific choice of Flying Dog Beer, as well as food items such as Pork BBQ Sliders, Curry Chicken Sate and Oysters (to name just a few).
Friday’s game als0 gets underway at 7 p.m. and will feature a fireworks extravaganza presented by Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps, while on Saturday dress up as Yoda, Luke Skywalker or even…Darth Vader for Star Wars Day!
Fans will have an opportunity to meet their favorite characters from the George Lucas brainchild, while throughout the game there will be light saber battles on the field. Should be a blast.
Then on Tuesday morning, come out and enjoy an early lunch with the Keys. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m., while it will be STEM Day, presented by AstraZeneca. There will be a pre-game STEM presentation, as well as in-game videos which will highlight the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Industries.
Finally this homestand will feature a Keys for Reading Weekend! So if you are from Howard and Montgomery Counties, bring your signed bookmark, and come take in a Keys game! Given the way Frederick is playing, coupled with the talent on the Myrtle Beach and Carolina rosters, the timing couldn’t be better.
Two closing items regarding food options at the ballpark. Starting tomorrow, fans can try out the brand new Keyote Dog. This chunk of all-beef goodness is loaded with homemade crab mac and cheese and topped with candied bacon. All for just seven bucks. Needless to say, I may be trying it out a time or two…..
The other culinary note is in regards to the Key City Eating Challenge! If you dare, head on over to Guest Services and see if you can eat this massive sandwich:
As Harry Caray might say, Holy Cow….The ingredients: 10 third lb burgers, 2 lbs of pulled pork and 1 lb of onion rings, complete with barbecue sauce.
Now the rules: You have 1.5 hours to eat this monster. However once you start the challenge, you CANNOT get up. If you manage to corral this thing, then you’ll get your picture on our Wall of Fame and the sandwich is on the house. If you don’t, then you’ll be shoved onto the Wall of Shame, and you’ll have to pony up 40 bucks. Amateur and professional eaters alike are encouraged to participate…
Alright folks, that’s all for now. Look forward to seeing some of you at the ballpark over the next week!